Dell Latitude D520


Dell Latitude D520Notebook: Dell Latitude D520
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, pixels
Weight: 2.4kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 67.2% - average
Average of 5 scores (from 7 reviews)
price: 65%, performance: 77%, features: 67%, display: 52% mobility: 65%, workmanship: 85%, ergonomy: 74%, emissions: - %

Reviews for the Dell Latitude D520

Dell Latitude D520 Review
Source: English
Overall I am very pleased with Dell Latitude D520. While this particular configuration lacks in high end bells and whistles like a top of the line processor or dedicated graphics, it does offer an excellent balance of power and capability housed in a way that I feel confident will last through the years of use and abuse I am sure it is going to see. Not every user is as gentle with their notebooks as I am, and I'm sure this one will put up with nearly everything that can be thrown at it. Failing that, at least it has 3 years of CompleteCare warranty with Next Business Day service. If something terrible happens and the machine is immersed in a frozen pond or attacked by a vicious wolverine, the important data will have been backed up using the included DVD writer and the excellent warranty will take care of the rest.
umfangreicher Erfahrungsbericht eines Benutzers; online abrufbar

Verarbeitung solid, Leistung gut, Ergonomie gut
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 09/06/2006
Rating: performance: 85% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 85%
Dell Latitude D520
Source: PC Advisor English
If you're in the market for a well-built, functional and versatile business laptop, you could do worse than the D520. The beauty of the Latitude is in its simplicity – and its low price tag. Provided you don't want it to double up as an entertainment tool, the Latitude has everything that a good business laptop should have: a good turn of speed, long battery life and high build quality. The price tag should please, too.
minimal ausgestatteter Kurz-Test; online abrufbar

Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/21/2006
60% A bulky business notebook with solid battery performance
Source: English
A fair bit bulkier than its svelte sibling the Latitude D620, the Latitude D520 is Dell's latest notebook aimed at budget-conscious businesses. The D520 has a choice of processors. If you don’t fancy the standard Intel Core Duo T2300 (1.66GHz), as supplied with this review sample, you can choose from T2400 (1.83GHz) and two Celeron M models - the 420 and 430 (1.6GHz and 1.73GHz respectively). It comes with 512MB of 667MHz DDR2 memory as standard, but there are options to buy more should you feel the need. An extra 512MB will cost you just under £100. The 15in XGA panel has a native resolution of 1,024 x 768, but if the budget will stretch to it it’s well worth paying the extra £49 to get the SXGA+ panel with its 1,400 x 1,050 resolution; this will give you a fair bit more room to work with.
eher kurz gehaltener Test; online abrufbar

(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 3, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 3
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/03/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
62% Dell Latitude D520
Source: CNet English
The D520 is the latest member of Dell's corporate-focused Latitude line to get a tune-up. Following in the footsteps of the thin-and-light D620 and the midsize D820, the D520 now features Intel Core Duo processors and a slightly enhanced case design. With these changes, the D520 delivered faster mobile performance and markedly better battery life than its predecessor. Unfortunately, the system retains its 15-inch standard aspect display--a dying breed among laptops (most of today's portables have wide-aspect screens, which we prefer).
ausführlicher Test mit Geräteaufbau und Testwerten und Bildern; online abrufbar

6.2 von 10
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/02/2006
Rating: Total score: 62%

Foreign Reviews

72% Office-Notebooks
Source: German DE→EN
Comparison, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/04/2006
Rating: Total score: 72% price: 75% performance: 76% features: 77% display: 52% mobility: 65% ergonomy: 86%
62% Dell Latitude 520
Source: ZDNet German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/02/2006
Rating: Total score: 62% price: 60% performance: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 60%
80% Satte Rechenleistung bei anhaltender Ausdauer bietet das Dell Latitude D520.
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 10/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 85% features: 70% ergonomy: 78%


Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.

Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)

T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.

14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.

2.4 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.

Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews

67.2%: This rating is bad. Most notebooks are better rated. This is not a recommendation for purchase.

» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)